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Sylvester Stallone Hints The End of His Iconic Rocky Character

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<p>LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19, 2015: Actors Sylvester Stallone &amp; Michael B. Jordan with Carl Weathers (left) at the Los Angeles World premiere of "Creed" at the Regency Village Theatre, Westwood. (Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com)</p>

Sylvester Stallone is hinting the end of his iconic Rocky character.

Following the release last week of Creed , star Sylvester Stallone on Wednesday hinted he is done playing his iconic Rocky character.

"I just want to thank everyone around the whole wide World for taking the Rocky family into their hearts for over 40 years," Stallone wrote on Instagram in a caption to a video in which he shared similar sentiments. "It’s been my Ultimate privilege to have been able to create and play this meaningful character. Though it breaks my heart, Sadly all things must pass... and end. I love you Kind and generous people, and The most wonderful thing of all is that ROCKY will never die because he lives on in you ...."

The news from Stallone follows the release of the Creed sequel, a spinoff from the six-part Rocky saga. In the new movies, Stallone plays Rocky Balboa, who trains the son of his friend Apollo Creed. A sequel to the critically acclaimed 2015 movie raked in $55 million over the five-day holiday weekend, coming in behind Ralph Breaks the Internet, according to Variety.

If Stallone did leave the franchise, he is not finished rebooting his old characters. Apparently, a new Rambo movie is coming soon and is now in production with Stallone reprising his iconic John Rambo character.

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